Even though we're all practicing physical distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers.
We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland, so we'll be posting every day to highlight great food and drink businesses around the country. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.
Blacks Brewer and Distillery, deliveries nationwide
Who rums the world? Sam and Maudeline Black from Kinsale in Co Cork, that’s who. The pair have just won gold at the World Rum Awards for their Blacks Golden Rum, and it’s one of a number of products that you can order from them online. Also on offer are craft beers in cans, bottles and mini kegs, gin, whiskey and spiced rum. And like so many distillers around the country, the Blacks are also producing hand sanitiser. You’ll get a free 50ml bottle with every case of beer or bottle of spirits ordered, with a second bottle donated to charity. You can see the full range here.
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Shoe Lane Coffee, deliveries nationwide
Coffee, coffee filters, coffee accessories and lots more are available to order from Shoe Lane. The Dun Laoghaire branch has re-opened for takeaways (9am to 3pm for now) and there's an online shop up and running. They’re offering contactless deliveries directly to customers in Dun Laoghaire, with other orders delivered via courier in one to two days. We love the sound of the cinnamon spice green tea, and the Sao Jao coffee from Brazil with notes of mandarin, chocolate and almond.
More details at shoelanecoffee.ie/shop.
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Pudding Row, Sligo, deliveries nationwide
Dervla James and Johny Conlon of Pudding Row in Sligo have been delivering comfort kits around the country for a couple of weeks now. Priced at €65, they’ve been flying out, so the pair have now expanded their offering to include a ‘build your own box’ option. Starting at €12, this allows customers to pick and choose the products that they would like delivered. On offer are things like Achill Island Sea Salt, Nutshed Peanut Butter, White Mausu Sauces, Hazel Mountain Chocolate Spreads and Ariosa Coffee. And of course you can also order some of Pudding Row’s own delicious baked goods – we can highly recommend the flapjacks. Order at www.puddingrow.ie.